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Membership Guidelines

There are 4 membership categories in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Applicants must fulfill requirements for one of the following categories.

Regular - To be eligible for Regular membership, an editorial cartoonist must be a legal resident or citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico, and must publish editorial cartoons that appear on a regular basis in any regularly updated, recognized forum.

Retired - To be eligible for Retired membership, an editorial cartoonist must be a legal resident or citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico, and must be retired from publishing editorial cartoons that appeared on a regular basis in any regularly updated, recognized forum.

Student - Any enrolled student of a college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico who produces editorial cartoons on a regular basis for a regular college newspaper may be eligible for Student membership.

Associate - Any person with a professional interest in editorial cartooning who does not meet the qualifications of Regular membership may be eligible for Associate Membership.


Membership Application

All applications must be accompanied by payment for the first years dues:
Membership Level Annual Dues
Regular $150
Retired $60
Student $65
Associate $150

To apply for membership, please fill out our online application or click here to view a printable application form.

After you have completed the application, please submit the following:

  1. Three tearsheets or other reproductions of your current work to verify actual publication of the submitted work.
  2. A check, payable to the AAEC, for the first year's dues.
Mail to:
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
3899 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Applications will be reviewed by the AAEC Board of Directors and upon their approval you will become a member. Members will receive a membership directory and the Notebook, and may vote during the annual business meeting (Associate and Student memberships do not include voting privileges).

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